Private Project


You’ve seen so many reports of young men being killed as a result of ‘black on black’ crime, so much so that you become desensitised to the recycled headlines. You point fingers and show no sympathy for the everyday struggles the parties involved have to endure.

This may not be a story that will make you sympathise with killers, but it will be a story that forces you to feel for the young men who wish to escape this wretched life - sometimes very literally.

I hope your perception doesn’t fail you of your ignorance.

  • Mark Omotobora
  • Mark Omotobora
  • Johnson Diya
    Key Cast
  • Mark Omotobora
    Key Cast
  • Rilwan Ibrahim
    Camera Operator
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    2 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2020
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  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Mark Omotobora

Born and bred in East London, Mark Omotobora (20) refers to himself as a Cognitive Engineer.

In other words…

Mark predominantly focuses on conceptually telling stories through the arts of Film, Photography and Writing to evoke thoughts and behaviours.

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Director Statement

The idea to portray a world through the lens of surveillance footage was something that appealed to me visually, and although I was very sure of this aesthetic, it did take a while for me to actually find what world those cameras will live in as well as determine what story it will tell. I eventually admitted to those cameras living on the walls of my world or should I say my environment.

An environment many don’t know well.
An environment many misjudge.
An environment that not only consists of war cries but the cries of war.

With the briefing provided by experienced creatives and leaders at Wieden + Kennedy London, I wanted to flip the perception of the young black males who live in the wretched streets of London.

This film is what I call ‘The Test On Perspective’ and it was designed to make you fail within the first minute and many if not everyone has failed within this time.

If it is you who falls into that category of failures then I guess you’ve got some learning to do.

Mark Omotobora